Russia: TMK SPO bid book oversubscribed

The bid book for the secondary public offering of Russian oil and gas pipe producer TMK was oversubscribed under the current guidance range, a banking source reported. The company guided investors for a pre-market placement price of 74.5 rubles per security. The bid book will be closed at 7.00 p.m. Moscow time on February 7,…

Ukraine: Mariupol Ilyich invests 1.6 billion UAH into modernization

In 2016 Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works spent 1.647 billion UAH on its technical modernization. Strategic investment projects cost the company 894 million UAH. “That’s the reconstruction of the gas-purifying equipment in the sintering factory (259 million UAH) and the second converter (136 million UAH), overhaul of the blast furnace No. 4 (334 million…

Russia: Severstal financial results for 2016

Severstal has announced its financial results for the 2016. According to its press release, Severstal’s revenue decreased by 7.5% YoY, to $5,916 million, primarily reflecting a substantial decline in average steel selling prices at the beginning of 2016, as a result of the net decline in global benchmarks and a marginal decline in sales volumes.…

Russia: Vysochaishy gold output down in 2016

In 2016 the Vysochaishy Group of Companies produced 5.1 tons of gold, down by 10% YoY. The highest results were reached at Golets Vysochaishy and Ykanskoye deposits in Irkutsk region – 4.8 tons of gold. Bolshoy Kuranakh in Yakutia yielded 308 kg of gold. Despite the decrease in output sales increased by 6% YoY, to…

Russia: MMK celebrates 85th anniversary

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works celebrates the 85th anniversary of the launch of its Magnitogorsk mill. On February 1, 1932 the mill’s first blast furnace produced its first batch of pig iron. This date has come to be celebrated as marking the launch of MMK – one of the largest metal facilities in Russia…

Tajikistan to increase aluminum output in 2017

The Minister of Economic Development and Trade Nematullo Hikmatullozoda reported that Tajikistan planned to increase production of primary aluminum by 40% this year. “We plan to increase the volume of aluminum production to 179,000 tons this year,” the minister said. “Of course, it will depend on prices and demand for aluminum. If demand for aluminum…

Belarus: investors to be involved in platinum exploration and development

Belarus has plans to sign a concession agreement for the development of a precious metals deposit which contains platinum group metals among others, Sergei Mamchik, the director of the geology department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, said. The specialist explained that one of the deposits discovered in Belarus contained precious metals,…

Ukraine: Avdiivka Coke to restore production levels in 3-4 days after electricity supply repairs

Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Works will restore levels of production in three to four days after electricity transmission lines to the town of Avdiivka are repaired, the company CEO Musa Mahomedov said. “How quickly will we be able to restore production? Usually this takes 3-4 days following a shut-down,” he said. Mahomedov said currently two…